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Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J S38, Canada
+1 902-492-4422
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Bring kids!

We loved it. The kids loved it even more. We had to drag them away at the end of the day. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mdos7
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Ottawa, Canada
Fun time!

Our daughter loved the discovery centre. She is almost three, so some of the exhibits were a little... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
swpolden
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Ottawa, Canada
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The Discovery Centre is now open in its brand new state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. facility located at 1215 Lower Water Street, a short walk from the beautiful Halifax Waterfront. Featuring four floors of interactive, hands-on learning experiences including an Immersive Dome Theatre, Innovation Lab and Featured Exhibit Gallery that invites traveling exhibits 3-4 times a year. The new Discovery Centre facilitates its not-for-profit mission to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences to inspire the curious minds of all ages.
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“bubble room” (25 reviews)
“all ages” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J S38, Canada
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+1 902-492-4422
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved it. The kids loved it even more. We had to drag them away at the end of the day. The temporary T-rex exhibit was terrific, but the interactions upstairs were even better. We would highly recommend this attraction.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our daughter loved the discovery centre. She is almost three, so some of the exhibits were a little old for her but she could have spent all day at the RBC Someday Street. The location was great, we walked along the harbour front after and...More

Thank swpolden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a business function there, all good. Space is modern, nice, and I enjoyed the amphitheatre show of the planets etc. Would definitely return.

Thank woolb2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Discovery Center is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in science. The exhibits are geared towards childern but they are fun and informative for any age. I was expecially impressed with the quality and design of the interactive displays.

Thank JJM73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the nephews. They like it and like the rotating exhibits. may want to have a permanent dinosaur exhibit of some sort. Would also like a bit more stuff for older kids. 10 year olds get bored in an hour. But really nciely laid out...More

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy day so we decided to try the Discovery Centre, knowing it would be filled with other families escaping the rain too, but thankfully it was busy but still manageable. The staff are friendly, engaging, and passionate about the Science they are...More

Thank travellingbird888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Well designed and interesting. Our kids (11 and 13) went through it quickly and found most of it to be for younger kids so they were kind of bored. But the dinosaur part was great. Dome theatre was closed "due to illness"...More

Thank sgkaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is virtually the same Discovery Centre as it was in the old building. Essentially, it is a crowded play ground, with high admission fees. I would advise to visit it on the least busy day, or when it is free on Wednesdays. Not much...More

Thank Sergiy K
Brenna H, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review, we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not exceptional. It is true, our busiest days are when it rains, and there is heavier traffic in the mornings with local summer camp visits, though we are lighter in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new discovery center is a great place. Very clean and modern with nice exhibits. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit. Very interesting. Nice view of the harbour as the tall ships were leaving. Good price. Only issue would be lack of drinks to buy but...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our 2 year old here on a recent visit to Halifax. She loved it! We spent most of our time upstairs in the toddler area but she also loved the dinosaur exhibit and the science area. I am just glad we came early...More

Thank smmcisaa
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Toronto01234
23 May 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Toronto01234. Of course each family is different but I can say that I went there with 2 adults and 3 children aged 12, 13 and 17. They all enjoyed it. Spent a lot of time in the music section and the Innovatiob Lab. We... More
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jcruikshank
19 March 2017|
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Response from Isabelle A | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question on the Discovery Centre?? If so, I'm sorry, I have no idea.
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Response from heathermG467BD | Reviewed this property |
Due to the location of the business youll have to use alternative parking. The business is located on a corner of a sidewalk with no rear parking. So you have a choice to find parking near the waterfront/ fairy terminal area... More
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